Wolff Criticises Own Team, Accepts Ultimate Responsibility

Eddie Jordan, former team owner, criticized Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff for his arrogance and lack of responsibility for the team’s performance in the 2023 F1 season, suggesting that Wolff needs to change his attitude for the team to improve.

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‣ Eddie Jordan, former team owner, criticizes Toto Wolff, the Mercedes team boss, for his arrogance and not staying true to his ‘no blame culture’.
‣ Jordan believes that despite Mercedes finishing second in the constructors’ championship, the gap with Red Bull Racing was greater than in 2022, and Wolff needs to change his attitude.
‣ Jordan also mentions that people are not considering Mercedes as title contenders for the next year, instead, they are talking about Ferrari and McLaren.
‣ Despite Mercedes’ position, McLaren seems to have the best chances for 2024, having made impressive progress in 2023 and scoring the most points in the second half of the season after Red Bull Racing.


Eddie Jordan’s not holding back. He’s got a bone to pick with Toto Wolff, the Mercedes team boss. He’s accusing him of arrogance. And that’s just the start of the F1 season. Wolff’s ‘no blame culture’? Jordan’s not buying it.

The 2023 Formula 1 season? Not exactly a victory lap for Mercedes. Sure, they snagged second place in the constructors’ championship. But Red Bull Racing left them in the dust. The gap was even wider than in 2022. Jordan’s got a point. As team boss, shouldn’t Wolff be steering the ship? But Jordan’s not just pointing fingers. He’s got some advice too. Change the attitude, Wolff.

Wolff’s Attitude: A Thorn in Jordan’s Side

Jordan’s got a bone to pick with Wolff’s attitude. “Arrogant,” he says. “Toto started the year on a high horse. But he climbed down. He blamed the engineers. I was like, ‘Hold up. You’re the CEO. The buck stops with you. You messed up. You should’ve said, ‘We messed up,'” Jordan spilled the beans on the Formula For Success podcast.

Mercedes? They’re not the talk of the town anymore. People aren’t eyeing them as next year’s champs. It’s all about Max. And then there’s Ferrari, McLaren. But don’t count out Lewis Hamilton. Jordan thinks he’s still got the stuff to be world champ.

Despite Mercedes’ second-place finish, McLaren’s looking hot for 2024. Zak Brown and Andrea Stella’s team? They’re on fire. They racked up the most points in the second half of 2023, right after Red Bull Racing. Mercedes? They’re banking on a new car concept for 2024. They’re hoping it’ll be their ticket to the top.

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
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